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Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

BSc: 3 years (180 ECTS units) Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering works with soils, underground and rocks. It explores the potential of engineering and earth sciences to implement ...

BSc: 3 years ( 180 ECTS units )

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering works with soils, underground and rocks. It explores the potential of engineering and earth sciences to implement construction projects, the sustainable extraction of natural resources and environmental protection projects. Excavations of subway tunnels, natural gas drilling, coastal areas preservation and explosive dismantling are just a few activities of this broad field of study.

With the BSc in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ISEP trains engineers to analyse, plan and manage projects concerning geo-engineering, geosciences and geotechnology. Designed for people who desire to combine field and office work, the course has a strong technology and innovation-oriented perspective.

The curriculum develops knowledge of physics, geology, technical design, soil mechanics and project management. Our practical learning method ensures students can test and develop logical thinking and problem solving skills. Throughout the course, students can participate in field trips to contact companies and acquire a real perspective of their future jobs.

Postgraduate Studies

Graduate students can continue their specialization with the:

MSc in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering .


544 Mining and quarrying
Number: 9117
1º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Algebra 1st Semester 5.0
Technical Design 1st Semester 5.0
Physics 1st Semester 5.0
Geology 1st Semester 6.0
Geotechnics, Sustainability and Environment 1st Semester 4.0
Mathematics I 1st Semester 5.0
Complements of Physics 2st Semester 5.0
Applied Computing 2st Semester 5.0
Geo-Resources 2st Semester 6.0
Geosciences Laboratory 2st Semester 4.0
Mathematics II 2st Semester 5.0
Environmental Chemistry 2st Semester 5.0
2º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Computer-Aided Design in Geotechnics 1st Semester 5.0
Statistics 1st Semester 5.0
Natural Stone Extraction and Processing 1st Semester 5.0
Geomaterials and Geoenvironment Lab 1st Semester 6.0
Soil Mechanics I 1st Semester 5.0
Strength of Materials 1st Semester 4.0
Geological and Applied Mapping 2st Semester 7.0
Hydrogeology and Water Resources 2st Semester 5.0
Introduction to Management 2st Semester 4.0
Soil Mechanics II 2st Semester 5.0
Engineering Analysis Methodologies 2st Semester 3.0
Geophysical Survey and Hole Boring 2st Semester 6.0
3º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Rock Blasting I 1st Semester 5.0
Engineering Geology 1st Semester 5.0
Equipment Management and Production Cycles 1st Semester 4.0
Construction Materials and Concrete 1st Semester 5.0
Minerals Processing 1st Semester 5.0
Geotechnical and GeoEnvironmental Engineering Project I 1st Semester 6.0
Water wells, Drainage and Dewatering 2st Semester 4.0
Rock Blasting II 2st Semester 4.0
Environmental Geotechnics 2st Semester 4.0
Health and Safety at Work 2st Semester 4.0
Geotechnical and GeoEnvironmental Engineering Project II 2st Semester 10.0
Road Construction Projects 2st Semester 4.0
ISEP graduates develop technical, scientific and cultural skills, according to the sixth level of the  National Qualifications Framework . The BSc ensures students are prepared to face the labour market and apply to the main professional bodies in Portugal:  Ordem dos Engenheiros  and  OET .

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